Corn Mazes, Pumpkins, and Cob Blasters! Oh My!

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“I’m so glad I live in a world where there are Octobers.”

This quote – by former Uxbridge resident and famous author Lucy Maud Montgomery – couldn’t ring more true for anyone who’s travelled to Uxbridge during autumn.

Celebrating the harvest season is a wonderful opportunity to show kids where food comes from while having a great time. The Fall Fun Festival at Brooks Farm has unique activities like Sue Wee Pig Races, Corn Cob Blasters, Pumpkin Cannon Show, Train Rides, Zip Lines and much more.  Grab a treat at their farm bakery and shop for some locally-grown goodies in the farm store.

Just down the road you can continue to Coopers Farm, where their famous “Canada 150” themed corn maze awaits. You can also enjoy smaller kids’ mazes, wagon rides, horse swings, hay bale slide, and the family-favourite: pick-your-own pumpkins.

Next up: apples! Apples of Glasgow offers pick-your-own apples, featuring the delicious Empire, Red Delicious and McIntosh varieties.

If you’re travelling on a Sunday, stop-by the Uxbridge Farmer’s Market to meet a variety of farmers, bakers, and local artisans, and enjoy a game of Scrabble or Crokinole in the kid-friendly beer garden located next door. Adults can enjoy a beverage from The Second Wedge Brewing Co and there are craft sodas for the kids.

By now, you’re likely hungry for a feast, so head on over to Annina’s Bakeshop & Cafe for a hearty meal topped off with mouth-watering pumpkin tarts.

A Day of Fun for the Whole Family!

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If an independent bookstore is the heart and soul of a community then Blue Heron Books speaks well for Uxbridge! With a charming historic atmosphere and an energetic vibe, there is an extensive assortment of books that welcome the entire family to root around for their next great read. Do not leave the dog outside; there is a treat for pooch in a tin under the counter.

A short walk away is The Roxy Theatre where movie buffs can relish in film nostalgia. Don’t be fooled by the restored art deco architecture, this theatre gem boasts state-of-the-art digital projection and sound. Yes, of course the butter on your popcorn is real, reminiscent of days gone by.

After a matinee movie, dinner at Wixan’s Bridge will serve up family favourites in a casual atmosphere.

Strike a hit with the kids when you top off the evening with a game of glow-in-the-dark bowling at Parish Lanes 5 Pin. Don’t forget to take lots of pictures to add to your timeline of this memory-making day together.